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Wolfman

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« on: November 13, 2018, 10:18:46 PM »
Hey, anyone hear from Freddy Poe? Hasn't been active since February, 2017. Hope all is well with him.

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2018, 04:52:15 PM »
Sadly Freddie Poe is not doing very well these days. All those years of boxing have left him with post concussion syndrome and his memory is failing.

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He wants me to warn any parents here on UMA to be very wary when it comes to any activity that can result in head blows to their children.

 
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 06:57:39 PM »
Sadly Freddie Poe is not doing very well these days. All those years of boxing have left him with post concussion syndrome and his memory is failing.

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He wants me to warn any parents here on UMA to be very wary when it comes to any activity that can result in head blows to their children.
Thanks Hep. Didn't know he boxed. I had a bad feeling because it's been so long since his last post.

JP

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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 09:57:21 AM »
He says he has many of the symptoms including vision loss, trouble sleeping and depression associated with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) which is a brain condition associated with repeated blows to the head. Very sad indeed.

It's interesting. When Freddie first started posting here, I wasn't just impressed with his enthusiasm for collecting monster memorabilia and the breadth of his monster collection. I also quickly learned that he was remarkably literate and logically incisive as well. The latter I discovered during some initial disagreement we had about something or other that didn't amount to a hill of beans. Within a few months though we became very good posting buddies.

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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:47 AM »
Here are a couple of great photos of Freddie from his younger days:





Very good looking fellow indeed!

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 02:28:10 PM »
I lit an online prayer candle for Fred/Freddie this morning.  He has many people pulling for him on this forum, he and his wit are missed.

My dad did some sparring in the 1940's.  The story that I was told is that he did well on his first 5 bouts but got beaten in his 6th and quit sparing after that .. I guess that he is one of the lucky ones.

Freddie .. If you are reading this .. we will pass the word.  Medical science can move very slowly or by leaps and bounds.  I hope that things go better than you expect and that you will rebound to a satisfactory level very soon. Hang in there.

P.S. ~ Great photos!
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« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 03:18:21 PM »
Here's a great interview with Freddie:

How to Collect a Monster - Dr. Vollin

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For over 10 years Dr. Vollin, MD (aka Freddie Poe) has been sharing his monsterkid passion with fellow enthusiasts through his column, How to Collect a Monster, in Movie Collector's World magazine. All good things, as the saying goes, and MCW is one for posterity. But the good doctor still makes house calls and Zombos invited him over for a chat.

How did you come to write your long-running column, How to Collect a Monster, in MCW?


I was an English/Theater major back in my college days. I did lots of stage acting and wrote my own plays, some of which were produced here in Worcester, Massachussetts. I also wrote poetry, for which I won contests, and got to read my poems at the Worcester Public Library.

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2018, 09:50:17 AM »
Here's the ring record and picture of Freddie's father, Johnny Potenti:

Johnny Potenti - BoxRec



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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2018, 10:04:33 AM »
Quote from: Freddie Poe
My mother was a movie fanatic. She let me watch Frankenstein on Shock! Theater in 1959, on a Saturday afternoon, and that did it. When it became an obsession for an impressionable five year old like me, my mother called the family doctor (they made house calls back then), who was her cousin, Dr. Arthur Haddad. Well, I found out he was married to Laura Zacherle, John Zacherle’s sister!


Hah! So Freddie's once removed cousin-in-law was Laura Zacherle (let's call her his aunt)! Can you imagine how cool it would be to have such an aunt?



Says eight year old Freddie "Mommy, mommy, can I go see Horror of Dracula? Auntie Laura says it's her favourite movie!"

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« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2018, 09:48:48 AM »
WOW! I wonder if Gasport (also missing in action) and Freddie Poe know/knew each other?
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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2018, 12:48:48 PM »
We shared some posts too. A super cool guy imo.I even invited him to stay for a night or two if he was ever in the NJ area. Never happened though. Hope there's a cure or remedy for this condition really soon, so he can still benefit from it. Sending prayers to Freddy.

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« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2018, 09:57:12 AM »
Freddie has now unpacked his monster model collection. Here's a picture of the cabinet in which he currently has them displayed:



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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2018, 10:32:02 AM »
Incredible collection
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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2018, 12:46:48 PM »
Freddie has asked me to post this greeting on his behalf to all his friends on the UMA!

Quote from: Freddie Poe
Have a very bright warm and color filled holiday!






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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2018, 02:53:45 PM »
A bright and happy Christmas to you and your loved ones Freddie.  I hope to see you posting soon.  All the best for a wonderful Christmas and happy, healthy, prosperous 2019.
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